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Re: JD 450 HLR input shaft

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05-04-2014 06:37:50

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Roy, The bearing cage material was definetly ball bearing cage. The piece looked to be sized right for that front bearing. Is this a somewhat common problem and if so what is usually the cause for the failure.
Thanks a bunch for the help

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roy suomi

05-04-2014 20:49:27

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 Re: JD 450 HLR input shaft in reply to Mossback, 05-04-2014 06:37:50  
I'd look at the pilot bearing for looseness causing a wallowing around of the input shaft.. Those input shaft bearings always get replaced when overhauling a HLR.. There's no fudging on that.. Engine main bearings loose will cause problems but it would have to be extreme to take out that bearing.. You can pry upward in the flywheel to check for crankshaft looseness, but usually the rear main seal will start leaking at that point.. The crankshaft shouldn't move hardly at all..

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05-05-2014 01:47:17

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 Re: JD 450 HLR input shaft in reply to roy suomi, 05-04-2014 20:49:27  
I'll check pilot bearing. Going to put new one in with clutch. Should I change needle bearing in rear of input shaft even if it seems ok?

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05-05-2014 14:43:24

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 Re: JD 450 HLR input shaft in reply to Mossback, 05-05-2014 01:47:17  
Ya know what ?? If it doesn't break the bank , I think I would....

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